First, I'll introduce my self as this is my second post on the site. I'm Holy-Aether A.K.A. David K? and I started last week.
I actually almost quit after I found out wasting mist, deleting my Char, and noticing my old mist was still the same... I felt cheated lol.. new characters share mist and CE as well which sort of sucks.
Anyway, I'm sort of wondering how do you make money on the game?
===CE and Arena===
Right now in the market the lowest price for 100CE is 5300. That is 53CR per 1CE.
This means it cost 70CE:3710CR or 80CE:4240CR to go through a tier.
I felt really lucky that I went into the Treasure Vault because I assumed I was going to make some good money!
Instead I made 403CR almost enough to cover the 530CR cost to go through the gate. Whoopee! :D
I've also noticed crafting isn't worth it because well lets take it from their point of view. "Assuming they buy the recipe from the vender and find the Mats".
Lets craft a 5 Star Weapon.
So, I pay 25,000 Crowns for the recipe.
5,000 Crowns to make the item, along with its Mats that I'm pretending I have.
Then 42,400 Crowns for the 8 things of 100CE's I can get on the market for 5300CR.
So it cost me 72,400CR to make my 5 Star Weapon.
What about a new player crafting a 2 Star Weapon, or those wanting to sell the weapons.
1,000 Crowns for the Recipe, the Mats, 1000 crowns to make the weapon, and 2,650 crowns to get the 50CE assuming
I am out of mist. So that is 4,650 Crowns to produce a weapon , lets pretend it is Calibur. So in the market the cheapest one is 2k.
Because I'm a semi smart new player, figuratively speaking, I will list mine as 2,000 or slightly below it to make sure it gets sold so I do not lose my listing fee or however much money.
Four hours later I get lucky and someone buys my sword for 2,000 CR's minus the 200 CR from the 10% fee.
1,800 - 4,650 = -2,850
Whoops, looks like I won't be selling any 2 Star Weapons for a while.
So, semi experienced and gone through the arena a few times, assuming I have not bought CE, or died at all and used Energy to revive, I managed to go into the Arena 6 times in 5 days. 80E per day, giving me a free run after 5 days. I managed to collect 150 Gel Drops. It seems the cheapest price in the AH is 25 Gel Drops for 250CR = 10CR per Drop.
So I am going to do 10CR per Drop too! 150 Drops for 1,500CR.
If someone buys it, I will make 1,350CR which is good considering I can buy 1/3 the CE needed to go into an 80 Energy run in the Arena.
If no one decides to buy it, seeing as the Listing Fee is 3,750CR, it looks like I'm going into debt. Why the listing fee should be more then you can actually make, who knows. It almost makes me want to not make money selling materials, and to save up materials for the expensive crafting items.
Now I haven't tested it, excluding Tier1 which I heard someone got 3000CR which doesn't cover the whole run for CE, but it doesn't seem like Tier2 gives you much to cover it either. However, I have seen around people saying they make up to 8-10k on a run.. Obviously I need to stop doing Solo runs because I seem to make up to 3,000 and end up losing more CR due to the CE it takes to revive. I usually stop after 20 keeping in mind 20CE is wasting 1060 of my crowns.
I'll have to do some test to figure this out.
Yes I do seem to die a lot, but at least after reaching the breakpoint with basil.
I have 5* radiant silvermail coat, 4* elemental hood, 5* dread sword, 4* owlite shield. I still get into tough spots where my shield breaks and I end up dying.
So again I ask you, how exactly do you make CR?
In my opinion the AH is your best bet... but should it be?
I almost quit after my first 100mist went out and I didn't know what else to do..
It seemed more like a Facebook game where you wait a day to do things again..
Lets say I am on 1 Star and need to craft a 2 Star weapon going to 5 Star. Putting this simply. "Again, pretending I have all the mats most people usually don't"
Recipe - 250 Crowns
Crafting - 400 Crowns | E:2,650 Crowns
Total: 11,250 Crowns
Recipe - 4000 Crowns
Crafting - 1,000 Crowns | E:10,600 Crowns
Total: 15,600 Crowns
Recipe - 10,000 Crowns
Crafting - 2,500 Crowns | E:21,200 Crowns
Total: 26,200 Crowns
Recipe - 25,000 Crowns
Crafting - 5,000 Crowns | E:42,400 Crowns
Total: 72,400 Crowns
Full Total: 125,450 Crowns "Pretending we have all the materials, and enough CE to level everything up."
Multiply this by 5 for two weapons, coat, hat, and shield and you have paid 627,250 for full 5 Star equipment.
A lot of the materials cost a lot, and some of the 5 Star things have 10,000CR mats... you guys can do the math for the mats.